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Gov. Nathan Deal deserves a pat on the back for his support of state Rep. Stacey Evans’ proposal to lower the GPA requirement for the lottery-funded HOPE Grant, which will give more students access to workforce education at technical colleges.
Still, much more needs to be done if the… [Read more]
Georgians living in counties with higher median household incomes receive a disproportionate share of HOPE dollars.
The number of HOPE awards doesn’t give an accurate account for how HOPE dollars are distributed. The amount of HOPE dollars flowing to Georgia’s 159 counties must also be considered.
GBPI’s report, “HOPE… [Read more]
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ATLANTA – Households in counties with the lowest median incomes receive a smaller share of HOPE college assistance than households in counties with the highest median incomes, even though they contribute more to Lottery proceeds that fund the program, according to a report released today by the… [Read more]
To meet 21st century business demands, Georgia must get more students into colleges, universities and technical schools, and make sure they graduate with skills that will help them, their families, and the state secure a prosperous future.
This policy report examines lottery sales and HOPE benefits across Georgia’s 159 counties.… [Read more]
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features GBPI Deputy Director Taifa Butler’s Op-ed on HOPE’s shortcomings and the necessity of HOPE reform.Read the Essay.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Features GBPI Op-ed: Less HOPE for those who contribute larger share of their income to the lotteryPosted April 16, 2012 by Taifa Smith Butler
As posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia’s commitment to graduate 250,000 more college students by 2020 is a worthy goal — and a necessary one if the state wants to remain competitive in an economy that increasingly requires knowledgeable, highly skilled workers.
Ensuring that Georgians can afford to attend… [Read more]